The film installation SERIES OF SUPPRESSION is the first graduation work of director Sheeyla Gerard. In this film installation she brings nature and the human body together, causing a surrealistic world in which the exposure to our human nature is able to both enlighten and destroy us.
With a great passion for film, Sheeyla Gerard is searching for what exactly gets oppressed in the subconscious mind. She creates surrealistic realities in which man faces his human body and is confronted with the urges, desires and feelings that are buried deep within the body. With sources of inspiration such as filmmaker Lars von Trier and photographer Gregory Crewdson, she searches her own, unique visual language in which she tries to bring the viewer in contact with his own oppressions. Whether the exposure to your own nature has a relieving or destructive effect is a reoccurring question in her work.
concept, direction, camera, edit Sheeyla Gerard performance Luka Kluskens sound design Matijs Guypen coaching Lotte Milder thanks to Mats Logen, Florie Bos, Daniel van Hauten, Celine Daemen, Olivier Herter, Sophie van Leeuwen, Jo van Laar, Marc Zwietink, Jean-Paul Caelen, Toneelacademie Maastricht, Toneelgroep Maastricht, de Cliffs of Moher
special thanks to Luka Kluskens en Lotte Milder
Sheeyla Gerard heeft om productionele redenen haar voorstelling I think it’s the sea that scares me teruggetrokken van het ITS Festival. In plaats daarvan wordt haar filminstallatie Series of suppression vertoond.